The prime minister extended good wishes to the legendary Indian batter after she announced her retirement from international cricket last month.
If one were to reference the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Mithali Raj, as a batter, was the ‘Captain America’ figure of Indian cricket.
In her 23-year-long eventful career, Mithali positively influenced the perception about women's cricket.
Harmanpreet, who remains T20I skipper, and Smriti Mandhana were in the running to replace Mithali in the 50-over format.
Long before she arrived on to the international scene as a 16-year-old and scored a hundred on debut, Mithali was destined to be a great of the game.
Raj, one of the greatest female cricketers to have played the game, ended her glorious career with a record 7805 runs in 232 ODIs and she also represented India in 12 Tests and 89 T20 Internationals.
Former Indian skipper Mithali Raj announced retirement from all forms of international cricket. Mithali is currently the leading run-getter in women's ODIs.